Company unveils ground-breaking middleware solution designed to empower companies to move to smart manufacturing and enhance production efficiencies
France-based, JPB Système, the leading manufacturer of self-locking devices for the aerospace and aeronautic industry, today announces the launch of a ground-breaking middleware solution, KeyProd, at the International Paris Air Show (17-23 June 2019, Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Paris – France). Introducing an advanced level of digitisation to production environments, the cloud-based KeyProd platform is designed to connect, track and measure the effectiveness of all elements of the manufacturing process – including existing software, machinery and associated applications. As such, JPB Système hopes that the innovative solution will empower manufacturing companies seeking to embrace intelligent manufacturing and the Industry 4.0 revolution.
Offering easy installation that can be handled in house, KeyProd provides a smart infrastructure that monitors production processes remotely in real time and from different devices – such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Additionally, as part of KeyProd, JPB Système has developed an advanced sensor device that detects vibrations and sounds from manufacturing machines to provide an immediate status on their performance. The wireless device can be easily affixed to machinery to deliver vital information from the production floor.
For manufacturers this results in an unprecedented capability to enhance day-to-day production performance.
Commenting on the launch of KeyProd, Damien Marc, CEO at JPB Système, says: “The aerospace and aeronautic industry is experiencing unprecedented pressure, with the demand for aircraft units ramping up and the margins to invest in new technologies declining due to high global competition in the market. An ongoing challenge for manufacturers within aerospace, as well as other industries, is to boost efficiencies and reduce the costs of their production processes. This can be achieved through automation and Industry 4.0, and is where KeyProd can be a genuine gamechanger.
“We initially developed KeyProd for our own internal use within JPB Système and since doing so, it has transformed our operations. Indeed, it has enabled us to reduce production time by 15%, just by measuring production performances in real time. And it is delivering the future of manufacturing today: right now we are one of the most forward-looking companies in France and one of the first to establish and run an Industry 4.0 production process,” Marc adds.